election 2012

The GOP’s Big Investors

Have you heard of William Dore, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons, Peter Thiel, or Bruce Kovner? If not, let me introduce them to you. They’re running for the Republican nomination for president. I know,… Read More

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 10, 2012. While much attention was paid to the presidential hopefuls, ProPublica took a spin around panels and events devoted to fundraising. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

CPAC Tips: How to Win Friends and Influence

by Kim Barker, ProPublica The big Republican names were all at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., last week: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin. The… Read More

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The Bain of Capitalism

It’s one thing to criticize Mitt Romney for being a businessman with the wrong values. It’s quite another to accuse him and his former company, Bain Capital, of doing bad things. If what Bain Capital… Read More